he end of the world is nigh!
Well, okay, maybe not nigh, but pretty darned close, according to scientists. Not to worry you or anything, but the world is warming, climates are changing, polar ice caps are melting and the polar bears – well, long story short, they're looking mad thin these days.
In fact, just this month, the world was shocked by a National Geographic video of a starving polar bear “just hours away from death.”
The poor thing was pawing at a garbage dump in an abandoned fishing camp on Baffin Island and was so exhausted it could barely stand.
Steven Amstrup, the chief scientist for the conservation group Polar Bears International explained to NPR that “polar bears rely on sea ice surface to catch their food, principally two species of seals, and that food found on land is insufficient to feed them.”
So, to recap – polar bears are dying, the sea ice is melting, and we’re pretty well on our way to a fiery hell of our own making.
And just what does our nation’s government, the government that leads the greatest country in the world, have to say about this outrage?
Well, that’s where it gets complicated.
See, the United States government doesn’t really believe in climate change anymore even though “the average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years…”
In fact, Donald Trump took climate change off the list of threats to national security, and even once tweeted, “It’s freezing and snowing in New York–we need global warming!”
It’s so bad, the gods of climate are fighting back… or at least a faulty pipe is.